VIDEO SLOT Sweet As Candy

Posted Tuesday 07 Jul 2020

VIDEO SLOT Sweet As Candy

Check out the full-length version of Sweet As Candy, Kezia Barnett's gleefully over-the-top short film celebrating marching girls, musicals and 1950s rock'n'roll. Now online for the first time, the film premiered at the 2003 NZIFF, and has been digitised by NZ on Screen. Funded by the Screen Innovation Production Fund this bubblegum-pop short features music by The Brunettes, and Elemeno P's Justyn Pilbrow composed the title song. It was shot on 16mm, and was Ginny Loane's first short as DOP. The film stars Tanya Horo and Andrew Jolly in the main roles, and Kezia wanted to make special mention of WIFT members Rachel Beard, Kirsty Griffin, Deb Frame, Roseanne Liang, Margo Francis and Sandy Gildea, and give a special thanks to "everyone who made the dream come true".

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Get ready for the NZIFF!

Posted Tuesday 07 Jul 2020

The New Zealand International Film Festival is almost upon us, so we've collated some of the recent announcements involving our lovely members. This year's homegrown selection includes four documentaries and one episodic drama, and for the first time ever, it will screen a web series in its entirety. 

Keep your eyes and ears peeled because details of NZIFF screenings online and in selected cinemas will be announced tomorrow, alongside the announcement of the full festival programme. The Festival runs from 24 July to 2 August, 2020.   

Click here to visit the NZIFF website